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White Cross Market opens in downtown Las Vegas

Loni Blandford

White Cross Market opens in downtown Las Vegas

By Loni Blandford. CREATED Jul 19, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Same downtown location and same iconic sign but a different business.

White Cross Pharmacy closed down last year after more than 50 years in business. In its place is White Cross Market, who just opened their doors last week.

"When people come in here and see what we've done with the place, they're in awe," explained Jimmy Shoshani, co-owner of White Cross Market. 

Shoshani is excited to be part of writing the next chapter in history for this iconic location.

White Cross Pharmacy originally opened in 1955 on Las Vegas Boulevard near Oakey, but closed its doors in March 2012, a victim of a sluggish economy. 

Wanting to preserve the legacy left behind, Shoshani and a couple family members decided to bring something to the area that was missing, a market.

"Some people in this area don't have transportation so they're walking with groceries," said Shoshani.

He says the personalized customer service that kept everyone coming back to the pharmacy will also keep them coming back to the market.

"We're in the mix every day so when a customer has a request, we bring it in for them. That's the difference between us and a big corporate," said Shoshani.

With the shelves stocked, Shoshani is ready for the place to be bustling again.

"Along with all the revitalization going on downtown to be part of that is awesome," said Shoshani.

One thing that didn't go is Tiffany's Cafe, located right next door.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other local leaders will be on hand for their official re-grand opening Saturday at 10 a.m.

White Cross Market is located at 1700 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.